Centre Nudging M.P., U.P. On Ken-Betwa

The Hindu|November 25, 2019

Centre Nudging M.P., U.P. On Ken-Betwa
The ₹18,000-crore river interlinking project has been mired in controversy

The government has said it is pushing Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to make progress on the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project, according to a response to a question in the Rajya Sabha last week.

The project involves transferring surplus water from Ken river in Madhya Pradesh to the Betwa in Uttar Pradesh and irrigate 3.64 lakh hectares in the Bundelkhand region of both States. The ₹18,000 crore project has been mired in several controversies. The most recent one is a disagreement between the States on the share of water.

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November 25, 2019